Dynavector DRT XV1-s

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This is the best cartridge we have heard bar none. The DRT XV1-s from Dynavector gives a vast 3 dimensional sound with very low surface noise and bass with staggering control and poise. A cartridge that lets you hear all the recording as intended. This can be purchased outright or traded up to via the Dynavector trade in scheme. Please get in touch with us for more details on this awesome cartridge.

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DRT XV-1s MC Cartridge


XV-1s MC Cartridge

  • The magnet circuit comprises 8 small ALNICO magnets.
  • On the front yokes, magnetic stabilizing coils are wound.
  • A revolutionary square shaped front aperture with a matching square shaped armature.

DRT XV-1s Background of Development

The original XV-1 cartridge was designed to take the reproduction of analogue recording to new heights. The XV-1 achieved a standard of performance that was clearly in a league of its own. Dynavector have always remained indifferent to the endless digital formats that proport to be the next breakthrough in music reproduction, safe in the knowledge that the vast heritage of music recorded on vinyl can easily equal, if not clearly out perform these new formats. Dynavector are seriously committed to ensure the vinyl enthusiast is well catered for and the XV-1s is further proof of this on going commitment; yet another ground breaking product, uniquely Dynavector and flagship of the brilliant Dynavector cartridge range.

Golden Ear Award 2001 of MC Cartridge

At a glance, the XV-1 was always different from all cartridges that have gone before. Its magnetic circuit comprises 8 small ALNICO magnets. The magnetic path is divided into two – In the magnetic gap, a specially designed magnetic flux equalizing piece is placed. On the front yokes, magnetic stabilizing coils are wound. By this special combination, the magnetic field becomes widely homogeneous and more linear than the conventional magnetic design that is common in existing MC cartridges.

The XV-1 has been awarded ‘Golden Ear Award 2001’ in the Absolute Sound magazine for its highly advanced technology.

Dynavector continue to research and have pushed the boundary further with the NEW XV-1s. Although the specifications remain the same a significant up upgrade in both magnetic and body parts achieve a startling improvement in imaging, along with a smooth as silk extension over the entire frequency range.


Principal Improvements

The XV-1s is the latest evolution of Dynavector design and features the advanced multi magnet design that stabilizes the magnetic flux density between the front yoke and the equalizer component, around the air gap.

The XV-1s also features a revolutionary square shaped front aperture with a matching square shaped armature this enables the moving coil wound armature to move in an equalized and stable magnetic flux.

Although slightly smaller in dimension the front yoke aperture is also square shape to match the armature along with a square shaped counterbore to the equalizer component part.

front yoke of XV-1s MC Cartridge square shaped counterbore of XV-1s MC Cartridge
  • The material used to stabilize the magnets is African ebony wood. It contributes to the best balance to the sound character.

Other features

  • 6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron is used.
  • 30 micron PCOCC wiring coil is used.
  • 6 ohms impedance is suitable with most phone stages or step -up transformers.
  • New stylus guard is now available.
stylus guard of XV-1s MC Cartridge stylus guard of XV-1s MC Cartridge

Construction

Parts name of XV1 MC Cartridge


Dimensions of XV1 MC Cartridge


Specifications

Type Low output moving coil cartridge with multi Alnico magnets and the Flux damper
Output Voltage 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation 30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response 20 – 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance 10 mm/N
Tracking force 1.8 – 2.2 g
Impedance R=6 ohms, L=18 micro Henry
Recommended load impedance > 30 ohms
Cantilever 6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron with a special armaturer
Stylus tip PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight 12.6 g

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